‘XL panties ended my 26-yr marriage’: How ‘grey divorce’ is shattering lives.

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A path forks into two in a woodland

There appears to be a growing trend in couples divorcing later in life, often with devastating consequences, both emotionally and financially.

In this article, originally published in the Courier Mail, Separation and Divorce Advisors own Jacqueline Wharton says:

“…divorce is “most contagious” when adult children leave home, and near retirement age.

“People can go on different paths. And maybe they have been on different paths for a long time but the children are the glue that has kept them together,” she says.

“It’s often women around that age that leave. If the woman has been the primary caregiver and the children leave, there are a lot of question marks about her role. She starts to focus on herself and her own needs, probably for the first time since she had children.

“She’s raised the kids, she wants to be more independent, often to rediscover herself and build a new identity because her identity has been lost. Men have often had that time in their careers.’’


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